Health Ministry, Novartis hold int'l heathcare forum

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2015 19:13

Delegates pose for a picture during the 8th Asia Pacific Future Trends Forum. — VNS Photo

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Nearly 100 delegates from 19 countries gathered in HCM City last week for the 8th Asia Pacific Future Trends Forum to discuss key healthcare policy issues and share best practices in the healthcare sector.

Other topics included patient safety and healthcare service quality; and efficiency and innovation.

With the theme "Designing Policies for Reimbursement, Health System Quality and Patient Safety", the forum was organised by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the research-based Swiss healthcare company Novartis.

"In collaboration with the Government of Viet Nam, Novartis will strive to make a lasting impact in the global battle against non-communicable diseases," said Jason Smith, head of the Asia Cluster, Novartis AG. — VNS

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